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Harry Watt (1906–1987)

Scottish-born director Harry Watt began his career in the 1930s, and directed several documentaries during World War II, most notably Target for Tonight (1941). He went to Ealing Studios after the war, and the five films he made there were all shot in Africa or Australia. He turned to directing television in the 1950s, and afterward he went back ... See full bio »

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 1961 Messenger of the Mountains (Short documentary)
 1959-1960 The Four Just Men (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Justice for Gino (1960)
- The Slaver (1959)
- The Judge (1959)
 1954 People Like Maria (Documentary)
 1951 Ivory Hunter
 1949 Massacre Hill
 1943 Nine Men
 1941 Christmas Under Fire (Documentary short)
 1941 Target for Tonight (Documentary) (uncredited)
 1940 Dover Front Line (Short documentary)
 1940 London Can Take It! (Documentary short) (uncredited)
 1940 Squadron 992 (Documentary short)
 1940 The Front Line (Documentary short)
 1939 The First Days (Documentary short) (uncredited)
 1938 North Sea (Documentary short)
 1937 Big Money (Documentary short)
 1936 Night Mail (Short documentary)
 1934 6.30 Collection (Documentary short) (as R.H. Watt)
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Show Show Special effects (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (5 credits)
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Alternate Names:

R.H. Watt

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Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945". Pages 1164-1168. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987. See more »

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